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Pawtucket Central Falls Commuter Rail Station

The new station will be built on the western side of downtown, an area envisioned as a prime opportunity for transit-oriented development. RIDOT expects to award a design-build contract this fall, break ground in 2018, and open in 2020. The $40 million project is funded largely by a $13.1 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program and the State’s ten-year plan. This transit hub will link rail access with RIPTA, pedestrian and cycling routes, and other multi-modal opportunities.

Mayor Donald R. Grebien issued an executive order establishing a joint planning commission for the development of a new train station. The Commission is comprised of the Pawtucket Planning Commission and the Central Falls Planning Commission. As we move forward with the development of the Pawtucket/Central Falls train station, it is critical that we implement a coherent plan to promote and sustain this valuable asset.  The train station will drive our economy, employment, retail, and recreation.  We are pleased to be forming this commission with Central Falls to cut red-tape and make strategic decisions that will benefit our communities for decades to come.

There are 2 million square feet of vacant or underutilized historic mill space and another 2 million square feet of development opportunity for new construction in the Conant Thread district surrounding the train station area. To learn more about this opporunity and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please visit: https://www.conantthread.com/ 

Construction is underway with the new bus hub and train station set to come online by fall of 2022. We look forward to the completion of this amazing project.

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